Matthiessen Mountain Madness May 4th at Matthiessen State Park Vermilion River Area in Oglesby, IL 

​Matthiessen is the first stop of the Illinois Homegrown Race Series

Join us as we host our 6th mountain bike race in the Illinois Valley. Matthiessen State Park is a surprisingly hilly and fast course that will provide a great challenge for racers of all abilities with good areas for spectator viewing all in a cozy state park atmosphere. Racers will find Matthiessen to be one of the most promising and varied riding areas in the state; fast flowy single-track punctuated with challenging technical sections, and big climbs will truly test a racer's mettle.

​​2014 RESULTS
Novice Overall
Novice Age Division
Sport Overall
Sport Age Division
Expert Men
Expert Women

Start Times:
Cat 3 (novice)  10:00am       12miles*​
KIDS RACE    11:30am​
Cat 2 (sport)     12:00pm       18miles*
Cat 1 / Open     12:00pm       24 miles*             *distances are approximations and may change slightly

Men's Divisions                                          Women's Divisions

Cat 1                                                                         Cat 1 
all ages                                                                     all ages

Cat 2 & 3 (sport & novice)                                       Cat 2 & 3 (sport & novice)
  19 & under                                                                  29 & under
  20-29                                                                            30+

Registration Fees​​**
​Kids Race FREE
Riders 15 & under:

Beginner (Cat 3) 
$20 online
$25 day of​​​ event
Sport & Expert (Cat 2 & 1)​
$28 online
$35 day of event
Online Registration
Race Flyer
Course Map​​

Rules and Prizes
1. All racers must have a USAC license (annual or one-day).  More info regarding this USAC policy change, here
2. All riders will finish on leader's lap.
3. All USAC rules apply
 **partial refund (less $2) for cancellation only
​Cash and awards for Men's Cat1/Open and Women's Cat 1/Open
Merchandise and awards for Men's and Women's Cat 2
Awards for Men's and Women's Cat 3

Additional Illinois Homegrown Race Series rules​​

1) I race comp at WORS and have a Cat 2 license, can I race the “Open”?
a. Yes Cat 2 license holders and non license holders looking for an extra challenge are welcome to race the “Open.” The only catch, you won’t be eligible for series points. The “Open” category is run along with and competing for Cat 1 prizes/awards.
2) Do you have a youth/junior division?
a. Yes, we’ve added a Juniors 10-14 and 15-18 to the Novice/Cat 3 race.
3) Are bar ends allowed?
a. Yes, this rule had been clarified and our officials have been informed of the change.
4) Is this race part of the Illinois Homegrown Race Series?
a. Yes.

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2012 Results & Photos
​2011 Results

Results & Photos

                2014 Matthiessen Mountain Madness